Tips For Staying Healthy This Summer

There’s been a “mega heatwave” in the western areas of the United States (e.g. Arizona, California, Utah, Wyoming) recently. This has caused planes to be grounded, people to stay indoors, and a rise in health-related illnesses such as dehydration. Unfortunately, the older you get the less you realize how hot it is because your body isn’t as hydrated so it doesn’t sweat as much. Nevertheless, people over 65 make up 36% of heat-related deaths because heat is more of a threat to them. This is because many of them have health conditions (e.g. heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes) that make them more susceptible to heat-related illnesses. Many of the medications that are used to stay healthy also make it more difficult for people to cool off. Since this heatwave isn’t even coming in the middle of the summer, some Read More +